The Pick Your DIY challenge order was of a phoenix!
You will need…
2 box chain necklaces
1 A4 sheet of fine sculpting mesh
Car body filler (If you’re nervous about using it, strong, carpentry-standard contact adhesive will do but it requires much more patience)
84 diamantés or crystal beads (if you’re using the latter, you’ll also need some silver foil)
Nail polish in the following colours:
Believe it or not there are only 2 parts of the process that prevent this tutorial from earning an “easy” or even “very easy” certificate (or whatever means by which you classify tutorial difficulty). Those were using the wire to join some of the chains and applying the body filler and gems near the end in a neat, non-messy way. Confused? Fear not, all will be revealed.
About 2 and a half hours.
No, seriously, I was pleasantly surprised at how little time it took to construct the necklace. Embellishing it was a slightly slower process but it’s all still comfortably doable within an evening’s time frame.
Fly on the wings of DIY…
This video shows how (yes, figuratively smart-arse!):
That masterpiece again…